Career Journal for Job-Seekers Making a Career Change
Career-Change Module 3: The Impact of the External Environment on Your Future Career
This assignment now moves you away from internal processes and controllable factors to your external environment and issues you cannot control — and how these forces can affect your future career.
Use: The Occupational Outlook Handbook (or other sources) to obtain detailed information about your possible careers. Follow this link to search the most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Be sure to use other online and print sources to get a full picture of your possible career path(s).
Read: Key Environmental Forces
Read and react: Using a SWOT Analysis in Your Career Planning.
Develop: A SWOT analysis for yourself and one or more of your potential career paths based on all your understanding of your career path(s) and the environmental forces affecting it.
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